Sales and Marketing Support
Sussex Innovation's team of sales, marketing and communications advisors will help you to keep your customers at the heart of your business decisions. We know that start-ups need their marketing efforts to be simple, cost-effective and efficient, so our facilitated workshops are designed to get straight to the point, providing you with a straightforward branding, positioning, messaging or content strategy. We're also ready to get our hands dirty, working in the business on lead generation, CRM and social media management.
Our Sales and Marketing Team
Helena Jevons - Head of Sales and Marketing
Helena is a strategic marketeer with a background in senior roles for global brands, and product innovation for the likes of GSK and Kraft Heinz. She was also Managing Director of an international sex toy start-up and ran her own web design company while her children were young, so she's more than familiar with the sleepless nights of entrepreneurship.
Since joining Sussex Innovation she's helped some of our members to partner with larger organisations, reached out to purpose led scale-ups to bring into our community and encouraged initiatives to expand the diversity of the entrepreneurs that we serve. What she loves most about her job is when the penny drops for a client about a key lever they can use to transform their business.
In her spare time she enjoys good food (when someone else cooks it) and growing her own vegetables. She's a pretty good salsa dancer and a pretty bad guitar player, and is delighted and a little bemused that she has just had her first outline for a TV show optioned.
Joseph Bradfield - PR & Communications Advisor
Joseph combines his MA in Creative and Critical Writing with his knowledge of maths and science to expertly translate technical ideas into accessible language. He is responsible for all of Sussex Innovation’s communications needs, as well as for many of the companies we serve: his signature white papers that have become the centrepiece of several companies’ communications strategies.
A talented wordsmith with an understated can-do attitude, Joseph is a trusted pair of hands to support innovative companies in all things ‘communications and branding’. He's passionate about good storytelling, creativity and design, and likes nothing more than interviewing a founder to find the fascinating nugget of insight that unlocks their story.
When he's not drinking vast amounts of coffee or writing fiction, Joseph enjoys geeking out over 'challenging' pop music.
"We brought them in to do branding and messaging. It was cost-saving, incredibly useful, incredibly efficient - it happened within seven days of us asking. It allowed us to reformulate the marketing that we were looking for."
Mark Hla - co-founder, Thrivemap
"Working with Claire has given me a great way of opening up the things I need in order to position the company, work out how we're going to build our website and how we're going to frame our message. Without that support I really would have floundered and barely scratched the surface of it."
John Mustarde - founder, Tangent Energy